Washington City 4th August 1806
I take the liberty to state the size of the stable which is 27 feet 6 Inches Long by 20 feet 2 Inches wide. I think that if two of your horses are place on a line of 20 feet they will have but little if any passage between, and if they are ill-natured in corse, hurt each other, (the stalls in the old stabe is about 5 feet between) if you wish them to be as directed there will be but 4 on the North side, if 5 feet would do, then we could have 4 at each end.
Sir Please to accept my best respects for your helth and Happyness
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.